Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article recounts University of Richmond President Dr. George M. Modlin's decision to abstain from filling out a 1966 questionnaire on Virginia college integration. Modlin said that he declined to answer because he thought the survey contained…

This article in the Summer 1961 Alumni Bulletin announces the new Alumni Council president, Dr. Robert W. Allen (RC '34). The article details the Alumni Day activities, including a luncheon, classroom visitation, and baseball game, among other…

This article in The Collegian analyzes a lecture given by a Dr. A. T. Harris, a Black professor at Virginia State University. The article focuses on part of Harris's speech, in which Harris suggested that Black students "would not feel the need for…

A Collegian article announcing an upcoming talk to be given by Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, lecturer, and actor. Gregory was best known for his "outspoken battle for freedom and equality, not only for the Negro but the entire human race."…

This article describes a program facilitated by Dr. James T. Guines, administrative assistant to the Superintendent of the Richmond city school system. While unrelated to Guines's line of work, the program discussed the "Black Revolution in America:…

This Collegian article discusses the YWCA's intention to sponsor a student from India to receive an education at Westhampton College. The criteria for choosing the student would be determined by the Indian Embassy. The student would be considered a…

This Collegian article discusses an open house held specifically for black high school students in the Richmond area as a response to the "realization that the University of Richmond lacks diversity among students..." The visitation day had been…

This article recounts controversy surrounding the playing of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue of the…

This Collegian article discusses "Black Students Visitation Day," a program meant to bring an estimated 80 Black Richmond high schools students to campus. The program was formed by the Richmond College and Westhampton College senates "in an effort to…

This letter to the editor was written by William Norris, a Richmond College freshman. In this letter, Norris expresses his opinions on the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), and suggests that by asking the university to diversify…
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